Probe agency strikes Dawood gang, arrests gangster Chhota Shakeel’s 2 aides
Continuing the crackdown on fugitive terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s gang, The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested two Mumbai-based associates Arif Abubakar Shaikh and Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh of Dawood and close confidante Shakeel Shaikh alias Chhota Shakeel.
Arif Abubakar Shaikh and Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh will be produced before the special NIA court in Mumbai, where the agency will seek their custodial remand.
Interpol had issued a Red Corner Notice against Chhota Shakeel, who operates an international criminal syndicate from Pakistan. He is involved in extortion, narcotics smuggling, and terrorist activities.
The NIA official said that the two were running the syndicate of the D-Company from the western suburbs of Mumbai and were involved in illegal activities and terror funding.
The NIA has summoned two dozen persons to join the ongoing probe or face arrests.
Earlier this week, the NIA detained Sohail Khandwani, the trustee of the Haji Ali Dargah and Mahim Dargah, from his residence in the Mahim area. Some other people residing in Bandra and Mahim areas were also questioned including builder Aslam Soratia and beef exporter Fareed Qureshi.
The NIA also conducted raids this week at over 20 places in Mumbai and in the adjoining Thane district against the associates of terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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Too much catch news…..no action nor fear of being caught !! Morality in society is lost forever. Crime will flourish. Allah is faceless or shapeless or both. So cannot see the crimes these people commit.